Friday, 6 May 2011

Winter is almost here...

The days are getting short very quickly, the nights are cold (down to less than 10C overnight last night) but we still have some warm and sunny days.
The saltbush plants are fruiting....
 .... and the wattle is flowering....
 .... winter is coming.

Gertude was out in her favourite spot today.  In the front garden there are some kurrajong trees with limbs that hang close to the ground.  Gertrude can stand on two legs really well to reach the low hanging branches....
 ... for her favourite  food (apart from calendula flowers) and she is full!


The winter garden is going well.... potatoes....
 .... the newest garlic plants have jsut emerged...
 ... and my fascination with the echinacea flowers continues.  This flwoer has produced the most beautiful "petals" in recent days.  The actual flowers are the tiny yellow dots in the round mass in the middle of the flower.  It's the same as other daisy flowers.
 The interesting flower that I saw today was this one... almost finished, but the three little yellow dots in the middle are almost the last of the flowers for this daisy head.
Apparently echincea is good at self seeding... I'll be watching for new plants next spring.

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